Ruth (2020)

| Short, Drama | 2020 (USA)
After the railroad forces her alcoholic husband to move North, Ruth DeLay-a pregnant, destitute mother of four-desperately seeks an unregulated abortion in order for her family to survive the Great Depression.

Director:

Shannon Ivey

Writer:

Shannon Ivey
18 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Shannon Nelson ... Ruth
Stephen Ivey Stephen Ivey ... Ed
Daniel Saunders Daniel Saunders ... Isaiah
Delani Chambers ... Helen
James Carter Montgomery James Carter Montgomery ... Clyde
Isaac Ivey Isaac Ivey ... Richard
Megan Ivey Megan Ivey ... Hazel
Corey Wilder Corey Wilder ... Dr. Carter
Nathan Elkins Nathan Elkins ... Jasper
Seana Watson Seana Watson ... Daisy
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During the Great Depression, thousands of women died from unregulated abortions-their death certificates read: "Cause of Death: Sepsis, Kidney Failure" instead of "Cause of Death: Unregulated Abortion." Ruth Delay was one of these women. Inspired by a true story and Ruth Delay's actual letters written from 1929-1938, "Ruth" leads us through her desperate journey of: taking "Female Elixirs" made of turpentine, experiencing lead poisoning and sepsis from flushing her uterus with water from old pipes, and enduring an unregulated abortion performed by a Doctor who arrived too late. Written by Theatre For Change

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Women are still dying of abortions in 2020; the U.S. maternal mortality rate has more than doubled since 2017. Based on a true story, Ruth gives voice to a time when women had to fight for life and die for choice.

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2020 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Antonio, Austin Texas, USA

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Budget:

$20,000 (estimated)
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